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Northern Vietnam Coastal Escape

Join 49-passenger Panorama II and experience Hanoi, Hue, Halong Bay and the unspoiled paradise of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and hotel stays in Da Nang and Hanoi

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10 nights from £2149pp

Megayacht Holiday
  • Halong Bay
  • Hanoi
  • Hue

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Northern Vietnam Coastal Escape Special Offer

Explore the coast of Vietnam from Hanoi to Da Nang on 49-passenger Panorama II. Included excursions provide an insight into Vietnamese life and the country's history.

After an overnight hotel stay in Hanoi with a chance to witness the spectacle of early morning exercise at Hoan Kiem Lake, join Panorama II in Halong Bay. Be enchanted by the scenery of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s must-see natural wonder of limestone islands. Visit the extraordinary Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where caves as long as 30 kilometres were only discovered in 2005 before cruising on to Vinh Moc. A guided excursion provides an eye-opening insight into the America-Vietnam war. Visit the underground site where tunnels were developed to shelter local communities and created an underground village; and visit the Khe Sanh Combat Base, where the conflict took place.

From Chan May, visit Hue, the former imperial capital. See the Thien Mu Pagoda which is an active Buddhist monastery dating back to 1601 and enjoy lunch at a local pagoda before concluding this superb cruise holiday with an overnight hotel stay in Da Nang.

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Northern Vietnam Coastal Escape Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Hanoi (Vietnam)

Fly from the UK to Hanoi.

Day 2 - Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to the Lan Vien Hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay. Meet fellow guests at a welcome meeting this evening. (B)

Day 3 - Hanoi - Halong Bay

Early risers can see the sights of Hanoi on a walking tour to get a taste of everyday life in Vietnam (Hanoi to Da Nang direction only). Also visit a traditional water puppet theatre where host Liem invites you into his gome, a small-scale theatre which has been in his family for generations. This afternoon transfer from the hotel to Halong to board Panorama II. (B, D)

Day 4 - Halong Bay

Board a smaller local boat this morning for a cruise around Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-Listed area with limestone islands. There may also be chance to swim from Ti Top Island or take a kayak out on the water. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

Spend the day taking in the scenery along the Vietnam coast cruising from Halong Bay towards Hon Lang. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Hon La - Phong Nha National Park

Morning arrival in Hon La. Transfer by bus to the unspoiled Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, which spans over 885 square kilometeres and is home to some of Asia's most ancient limestone karst landscapes. Visit the Thien Duong cave which was only discovered in 2005. Cruise overnight to Vinh Moc. (B, D)

Day 7 - Vinh Moc - Khe Sanh

This morning, visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels, built to shelter the local communities in the Demilatarised Zone that separated North and South Vietnam during the war. Learn about how the tunnels were developed and the families which stayed in the underground village during the late 1960s. Also visit the Khe Sanh Combat Base, where the Vietnam-America conflict took place. (B, D)

Day 8 - Hue

Dock in Chan May and transfer to Hue, the former imperial capital, for a guided tour. See the Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery that dates back to 1601 and enjoy a vegetarian lunch at a pagoda. After lunch, visit the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Da Nang

Disembark Panorama II in Da Nang and transfer to the Le Hoang Beach Hotel (or similar) for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 10 - Da Nang - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Day 11 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night cruise
  • Overnight hotel stay in Hanoi
  • Overnight hotel stay in Da Nang
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Meals on board ship - Hanoi to Da Nang direction: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches; 7 dinners
  • Guided shore excursions

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Tour
  • Hanoi - Local water puppet performance
  • Phong Nha National Park Visit
  • Thien Duong Caves Visit
  • Vinh Moc Tunnel site visit
  • Khe Sanh Combat Base visit
  • Vegetarian lunch at Hue Pagoda
  • Guided Walking Tour of Hue
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 6th - Da Nang to Hanoi - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £2149
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    • Apr 11th - Hanoi to Da Nang - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £2825
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  • May
    • May 2nd - Da Nang to Hanoi - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £2149
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    • May 7th - Hanoi to Da Nang - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £2805
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